Environment Artist

Job Description

We are looking for an Environment Artist to join our art team. We're looking for someone creative, self-motivated, with a passion for esports, and knowledge of the game development processes. An art degree or background in architecture and interior design is a considered a plus but not a requirement for this position.

Our studio is growing, so this requires plenty of hands-on work creating, iterating, and tuning. We'd love it if you thrive in an ambiguous environment where goals and constraints are mostly team driven and where change, big or small, is a critical part of the process. We feel this is a unique opportunity for the right person to grow with the company and help us shape it.

Job Requirements

Responsibilities:

  • Model, texture, and light game-ready 3D environments using provided concept art or inspirational reference material.
  • Collaborate with a cross-functional team to solve creative and design problems in VR.
  • Participate in and contribute to R&D, problem solving artistic solutions to technical problems.
  • Proactively keep Leads and Directors informed of progress and developments.

Ideal experience:

If you don't match all of these requirements but feel like you have something else to offer in this role, we would still love to hear from you.

  • 3+ years of professional experience as an Environment artist in game development with released console, PC or VR titles.
  • Expert knowledge of Blender or equivalent.
  • Expert knowledge of Substance Painter/Substance Designer/Photoshop or equivalent.
  • Proficient with Unreal Engine, with sufficient knowledge of Blueprints and asset implementation.
  • Experience in shader creation and good understanding of the PBR standard.
  • Working knowledge of source control.
  • Comfortable iterating on ideas using rapid prototyping techniques.
  • Experience with lighting a range of indoor and outdoor environments within Unreal Engine.

It would be extra awesome if you have:

  • Passion for esports, VR and live events.
  • Art Degree/ Architecture/ Interior Design background.
  • Experience optimising environments and assets for VR and mobile.
  • Knowledge of Houdini
  • Experience with Version Control such as Perforce or similar.

Benefits

  • Ability to work fully remotely (limited to UK and European time zones to facilitate collaboration).
  • In place of traditional PTO, we have unlimited holiday but we expect you to use 20 days minimum each year.
  • Learning and Development budget to explore fun stuff outside of your day-to-day role.
  • Latest VR equipment for all team members.
  • Play fund to support you exploring VR games and other social apps.
  • Annual budget for attending esports events.
  • Relocation support to the UK if you are interested in moving and working from the studio/office in London.
  • Workplace pension scheme for UK residents.
  • Private healthcare for UK residents or a budget towards a local provider outside of the UK.
  • We are a registered UK Visa Sponsor.
  • Stock Options.

Who We Are

As big fans of esports, we began to envision virtual stadiums and a 3D viewing experience a long time ago! With the Virtex Stadium application launching on PC and VR in 2021, we want to make that dream a reality by allowing esports fans to view gameplay live in 3D, in the centre of a virtual stadium. Partnering with the wider esports ecosystem (incl. publishers, leagues, teams), we are working towards building the virtual home of esports.

At Virtex, we’re powered by a team who have taken part in esports live events as competitors, organisers and dedicated fans so we know what makes a good live show and we’ll choose the stadium over the stream every time. 

Just like our favourite teams, we know it takes different types of skills to win and while Virtex Entertainment is headquartered in London, UK, we support fully remote team members all over Europe so you can work wherever you work best!

Vision & Mission

We want to contribute and make watching esports an exciting place, because we believe it is the future of gaming and entertainment. Creating a VR and cross-platform experience for esports feels like a perfect fit for us because all of our favourite games are already 3D, whether they are a PC, console or a mobile game.

Our vision is for fans to experience the intense excitement and joy only a live event with with a crowd can provide. Our mission starts as a virtual stadium that allows us to create previously impossible experiences, opens up completely new territory with endless creative opportunities but we're not stopping there.

With everything we do, we aim to bring fans closer to the shows, games and teams that they love while creating experiences everyone can enjoy. We know this is the future of esports and we want to be the ones who bring this vision to life; Watching on the stream? No, we'll see you in the stadium.

How to Apply

To apply please email jobs@virtexstadium.com

Please include the following:

  • The job you are applying for in the subject line
  • CV
  • Portfolio / Website / Demo Reel (if available)

Virtex is an equal opportunity employer, and we are committed to hiring, promoting, and compensating employees based on their qualifications and demonstrated ability to perform job responsibilities.

If you’ve got the right skills for the job, we want to hear from you. We encourage applications from all suitable candidates regardless of age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, belief, or race.